Summer Body

Whether we're heading to the beach, hiking, or looking forward to a summer wedding, the topic of a summer body becomes especially pressing in June. But what does a summer body actually mean, and how can we achieve it in a healthy way now that we're fully into the season?

The summer body doesn't have a universal definition: for some, it means building muscle, for others, losing excess weight, and for many, simply feeling more energetic and confident in their own skin. The most important thing is to set personal goals that are realistic and healthy.



Top 3 Tips from Essa World:


More Protein

  • Protein keeps you fuller longer than fats and carbohydrates, helping to control overeating and snacking.
  • The body burns more calories digesting protein, which can boost metabolism and help with weight management.
  • Protein provides the amino acids that promote muscle growth.
  • Adequate protein intake can help reduce muscle soreness after intense workouts, allowing for more consistent and effective exercise routines.
  • Higher protein intake supports the development of lean muscle mass while reducing body fat, resulting in a more toned appearance.


Less Meat

Although more protein might immediately make you think of more meat, it's actually worth cutting back on it during the summer and experimenting with plant-based dishes. Even if you don't follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, it's beneficial to incorporate meat-free days and replace protein with protein powder during the hot months.

  • Heavy, meaty dishes can make us feel particularly sluggish and tired in the heat. Lighter, plant-based foods can help us feel more energetic, active, and able to move more.
  • Plant-based foods are generally lower in calories than meats, which can also help achieve a summer body.
  • Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are high in fiber, promoting satiety and helping to regulate calorie intake.
  • Plant-based foods are generally easier to digest than meat, which can help reduce bloating, resulting in a flatter stomach.


Outdoor Exercise in Any Quantity

  • It's worth taking advantage of the good weather with walking, jogging, cycling, hiking, and swimming.
  • Summer is also a perfect time to diversify your usual routines and try new forms of exercise, such as paddleboarding, rock climbing, or rollerblading.
  • Physical activity not only brings us closer to a summer body but also improves mood, energy levels, and overall health, making us feel more confident. Especially if we do it outdoors and get some vitamin D in the process.
  • However, don't forget about sunscreen and proper hydration!